13 Jul 1781 - 22 Oct 1830
Date added: 17 Jun 2015
William Akenside is buried at St. Andrews Church, Heddon on the Wall, Northumberland and on the south aisle wall there is a marble tablet to his memory. In 1821 he reached the rank of Captain. He was originally in the 2nd Lancashire Militia. He and his friend Dunlop joined the 14th (Buckinghamshire) Regiment of Foot together. He was related to Mark Akenside (1721 - 1770) the poet and it was Mark's family who paid for William's education.
The tablet in Heddon Church reads "Captain William Akenside of the 14th Regmt. of Foot, son of William Akenside, late of Eachwick, who died 22 October 1830 aged 49.
The connection of the Akenside family to Eachwick dates back to at least 1628.
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